Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sanctions for conduct outside practice of law

What sanctions would you impose for the following conduct?

"Lawyer X left work, consumed alcohol, then fled from the police and ran eight red lights and stop signs while exceeding 100 mph. He then intentionally rammed another vehicle occupied by others in an attempt to cause great bodily injury, and fled the scene of the collision without stopping. Eventually, Lawyer X pled guilty to felony evading while driving recklessly, misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, misdemeanor hit and run with property damage, and an amended felony charge of battery."

In the actual case, Lawyer X was suspended for one year and one day. What do you think: too much, too little, just right?

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